Department of History

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Qiang Zhang

ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts



Dr. Zhang's research has focused on the political use of history in China and the evolving historiography of modern China. In particular, he has been investigating the origins of a surprising phenomenon known as 'Republican fever' (minguo re) - the widespread positive reassessment of the pre-communist Republican era (1911-1949) in mainland China during the post-Mao period.

Dr. Zhang holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Prior to academia, he worked as a BBC journalist for over a decade, reporting on Chinese political developments and analysing Chinese media content.

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Department of History

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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